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Quilts and More

Quilts and More Fall 2017

Quilts and More promises simple, fresh, and fun projects. Make easy quilts, bags, pillows, and pincushions using clearly written instructions.Every digital issue includes the pattern pieces found in the corresponding print version. To access pattern pieces, simply click on the underlined text in Cut Fabrics sections.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Quarterly
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1 min.
from the editor

“Back to school” means something new now that my sons are older. I am not shopping for school supplies or reviewing class lists. However, since I come from a family of teachers, education has always been important to me, and I believe it continues well beyond graduation. If you usually gravitate to the same types of sewing or quilting projects, how about learning something new to you? In this issue, Harvest Home, page 76, shows you how to use fusible appliqué; Falling for Wool, page 36, asks you to work with wool appliqué; Look Both Ways, page 60, illustrates a string piecing technique; and Step Lively, page 82, gives instructions for both a large and a mini version. Take the challenge to learn something new—it’s fun at any age! AllPeopleQuilt.com facebook.com/quiltsandmore instagram.com/allpeoplequilt THIS PHOTO: Look Both…

1 min.
keep in touch!

Go back to school to learn new quilting techniques with the October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine, which features 11 projects, including three great star quilts. Get ready for gift-giving! Quilts & Gifts to Give™ is back by popular demand. It features 25 projects perfect for last-minute presents. Buy these magazines at local quilt shops, on newsstands, or as digital issues at AllPeopleQuilt.com/shopping. FIND US ONLINE: AllPeopleQuilt.com facebook.com/quiltsandmore instagram.com/allpeoplequilt pinterest.com/apqmagazine twitter.com/quiltsandmore RETAILERS: To order Quilts and More, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt Sampler®, and other quilting magazines, e-mail apq2@meredith.com or call 866/378-1064. LETTERS & COMMENTS:apq@meredith.com NOTE TO READERS: It is permissible to make and publicly display a single finished product of any project in this issue, including for purposes of competitive prizes up to $1,000, as long as visible credit is given to the designer and Quilts and…

1 min.
social life

Halloween Quilts Turn your home into a haunted house with quilts featuring fall colors and spooky motifs. Get free quilt patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/451. The percentage of our Facebook fans who decorate with fall and Halloween quilts!67% Spooky Sewing Stitch up simple decor for Halloween with free patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/453. Autumn Quilts Decorate for the season with free fall quilt patterns at AllPeopleQuilt .com/452. READER TIPS: “When working with stripes, I starch the fabric before cutting it. This keeps the stripes straight and reduces shifting.” —Cynthia M. “If I’m machine-quilting and have to remove the quilt to replace the bobbin thread, I use a safety pin to attach a scrap of bright fabric where I left off so I can quickly find my place.” —Donna B. See more reader tips at AllPeopleQuilt.com/tips. connect with us facebook.com/quiltsandmore instagram.com/allpeoplequilt pinterest.com/apqmagazine AllPeopleQuilt.com/podcast twitter.com/quiltsandmore…

1 min.
stuff we love

TINY TOOLS = EASY SEWING 1. Alphabitties are cute plastic squares perfect for labeling your fabric pieces after cutting or your block units while piecing. $7.99; fatquartershop.com 2. Keep your bobbins matched with their threads using Bobbin Buddies, a plastic shank that connects most sizes of spools and bobbins. $9.99 for a set of 40; nancysnotions.com 3. Easy Grasp Pins from Dritz are straight pins with an elongated ball head and an indented base that make it easier to grab and grip the pins. $9; dritz.com for retailers DOUBLE WIDE DRESDEN RULER Make Dresden Plates faster with the double-wide shape of this ruler from Me and My Sister Designs. The ruler can make plates in many sizes, and the design forms a star shape in the center for unique looks in quilt patterns. $19.95; meandmysisterdesigns.com TRENDING:…

1 min.
good reads

THE QUILT BLOCK COOKBOOK Use classic “ingredients” like halfsquare triangles and Flying Geese units, add your favorite fabrics, and mix them into 50 new and unique 12" blocks from author Amy Gibson. Lucky Spool Media; 2016; $28.95; luckyspool.com NO SCRAP LEFT BEHIND Scraps of all shapes and sizes will find a home in 16 projects from author Amanda Jean Nyberg. Learn to sort and store your fabric leftovers; then use them in small objects like pincushions, or showcase them in larger quilts. Stash Books; 2017; $26.95; ctpub.com PIECE KEEPING It’s all about patchwork! From pillows and jewelry to quilts, author Amy Butler presents 20 beautiful projects filled with her unique color sense. This is both a pattern book and a source for stylish home decor and fashion. Chronicle Books; 2016; $29.95; chroniclebooks.com…

1 min.
1 block 3 ways

IN THE RED To make graphic arrows appear, use this traditional placement of lights and darks. The Stitched collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics (robertkaufman.com) mimics sashiko. STRIKING PLUS SUBTLE In this block using the Lilla collection by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics (windhamfabrics.com), a super dark plus sign visually jumps off a muted background. CHURN DASH LOOKALIKE We fussy-cut a stripe from the Halloweenie collection by Robin Kingsley for Maywood Studio (maywoodstudio.com) for the center strip in the Rail Fence units. Go to AllPeopleQuilt.com/454 for instructions to make a Rope and Anchor block that finishes at 9" square.…